Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Many college students do not fit into historically binary gender boxes - nor do they want to do so. Identities today are complex, intersectional and go far beyond the binary notions of male and female or straight and lesbian/gay.
To build an LGBTQ-inclusive school, educators must learn all they can about gender terminology and the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. This Higher EDquity series webinar will explore how institution diversity officers, faculty and leadership can address the needs of these emerging populations, including the importance of understanding how students choose to identify outside of these binaries.
This webinar also will provide the tools to further institutional cultural competency of the LGTQ+ community, with the goal of creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for ALL students on Kentucky's campuses.
Topics will include:
- Welcoming spaces
- Stonewall suites - LGBTQ+ living-learning communities
- Mental health support
- Gender inclusive pronouns
- Inclusive pedagogy
- Peggy Crowe
Director, WKU Counseling Center and Student Accessibility Resource Center
- Izzy Gentry
- Kirsten Hooks
WKU Program Specialist for Living Learning Communities
- Molly Kerby
WKU Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness/Co-Chief Diversity Officer
- Kyle Phillips
WKU Student and Representative on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
- Martha Sales
Dean of Students/ Executive Director of WKU TRIO Programs and The WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center